Thursday 27th October 2022. Venue: Instituto Internacional, c/ Miguel Ángel nº 8, Madrid.

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09:30-09:50. Opening Session

  • José Juan Ruiz, Chairman, Elcano Royal Institute | @ElcanoJjRuiz
  • Abel Vecino, Legal Attaché, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), US Embassy in Spain

09:55-10:45. Presentation of the Working Papers (in Spanish):

  • Lorenzo Vidino, Director, Program on Extremism, George Washington University, and member of the Scientific Committee of the Elcano Royal Institute | @gwupoe
  • Sergio Altuna, Associate Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute | @wellesbien
  • Fernando Reinares, Director of the Violent Radicalisation and Global Terrorism Programme and Senior Analyst | @F_Reinares
  • Chair: María Solanas, Director of Programmes, Elcano Royal Institute | @Maria_SolanasC

10:50-11:10. Coffee break

11:15-12:05. Panel I. Extremism and Terrorism: Persisting Challenges from Islamism in Spain

  • Manuel Rodríguez García-Risco, Superintendent Head, Central Unit for External Information, General Commissariat for Information, Cuerpo Nacional de Policía | @policia
  • Francisco José Vázquez, Colonel Head, Special Central Unit 2, Unidad Central Especial 2, Information Headquarters, Guardia Civil | @guardiacivil
  • Chair: Carola García-Calvo, Senior Analyst, Program on Violent Radicalization and Global Terrorism, Elcano Royal Institute | @carolagc13

12:10-13:00. Panel II. Extremism and Terrorism: Rising Right-Wing Radicalism in US and Europe

13:05-13:30. Closing Session

Hashtag: #FETG9

  • The event will be held in English and Spanish,  with simultaneous translation into both languages
  • In-person attendance requires RSVP to
  • The event will also be livestreamed on YouTube. Online attendance does not require registration.
  • Online participants may send their questions by email to or via Twitter by using the hashtag #FETG9.